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SRTS Project Identification Program


The ODOT Safe Routes to School Project Identification Program runs in two year cycles with the first round of services awarded in Summer 2019. The program provides a service to school communities to identify infrastructure projects that address barriers to students walking and biking to school in a newly-created local plan. Consultant services will be provided for up to 20 communities each cycle.

Consultant services will assist the community (school representatives, school community, and local road authority representative) identify infrastructure needs near one school or a cluster of up to three schools feeding into the same middle or high school, focusing on all streets within a quarter-mile of the school, as well as critical issues within a mile of the school. Consultant will coordinate and implement the Project Identification Program process in each community (up to 20 communities per cycle). 

The outcome of each Project Identification Program process will be a Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Plan for each school or cluster of schools that outlines general infrastructure needs to address barriers to students walking and biking to school and provides some information needed to apply for the ODOT Safe Routes to School Competitive or Rapid Response Infrastructure Grants.  

For more program information about the current cycle, eligibility, application materials, and instructions on how to apply: see Program GuidelinesProject FAQ and this short informational video.

Currently, the Project Identification Program isn't accepting applications. The next solicitation is expected in 2022 for services allocated in early 2023.

There three steps in the application process. When the solicitation opens be sure to read the instructions and complete each step. 

Competitive applications will have some of the following criteria:

  • Population under 50,000 with a high percentage of low-income households
  • High percentage of students receiving free/reduced lunch
  • Affects pre-kindergarten, elementary or middle school students
  • Safety need proximity​ to school
  • Road authority will have few or no planners on staff
  • These criteria will be present at a street near the school:
    • High posted speed
    • Crossing distance greater than 30 feet
    • High average daily vehicles at project location
    • One or more school-related crashes
For more information, refer to our frequently asked questions​.



For more information contact Leeanne.Fergason@odot.state.or.us.

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